Crikey Calling is independent media for independent minds – in handy podcast form! Join the Crikey crew – including Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane, the country’s sharpest political commentator – for a lively (if somewhat wonky) look behind the scenes of politics and power in Australia.

Know what’s really happening in Canberra and around the country as we chew on the biggest national affairs issues of the week, dissecting the politics, policy and players as only the Crikey newsroom can.

This week: With everyone discussing drugs in sport, Crikey editor Jason Whittaker and Bernard Keane finally get to talk some new Coalition policy (although Tony Abbott was backing away from the leaked policy document exploring a new northern Australian economic zone).

Plus, all the latest for an embattled Labor as the Eddie Obeid and Craig Thomson scandals drag on.


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